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Comedy Comes to Campus – Friday, Oct. 2nd

It’s Fall.  We have a Festival for you! Fall Festival!  It’s a super fun comedy show featuring some of the top comedic talent out there right now.  We are super excited about this year’s show, happening in Kresge Auditorium this Friday at 8pm!

MIT’s UA Events Committee is proud to present Chris Hardwick of Comedy Central’s @midnight as this year’s Fall Festival comedian!

The host of the Nerdist podcast is bringing new material to MIT this Friday. So whether you love nerd comedy, are in need of an outrageous dose of pop culture satire, or can relate to internet enthusiasts everywhere (hey, a lot of us were raised by the internet!), make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP at tickets.mit.edu!

You should totally buy tickets, invite some friends, and come hang out!

“Not coming Friday.” 😦

 

Get updates and more information on the show at our Facebook event as well!

See you all Friday night at Kresge for our show with Chris Hardwick!

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Award Season! Student Leader Awards 2015 Seeking Nominations!

As the snow melts, the temperature starts to increase, and the sun shines a bit more, it definitely means it is time to celebrate the supreme achievements of student organizations and leaders in our community!

It’s time for Student Leader Awards 2015!

Yes! We are excited for SLA2015 too!

The celebration will be taking place on Friday, May 15th, 2015, from 930am-11am in La Sala de Puerto Rico on the second floor in W20!  A light breakfast and some fancy-shmancy coffee and hot chocolate will be served!

The most important part of SLA 2015 though… is YOU!

We want to recognize you, your organization, and all the great work you do throughout the year.

NOMINATIONS FOR ALL AWARDS ARE DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH, 2015!!!

Rebecca Black wishes to remind you that nominating folks for awards is FUN FUN and is due FRIDAY, APRIL 17!

You can find information about individual awards here.

And you can find information about group awards here.

Nominate hard, nominate often!

 

This year’s celebration promises to be a really fun time, with lots of neon, some free swag, and access to some superb books on leadership!

We can’t wait to recognize all of your hard work this year, and the amazing things you have done as an organization.  Be sure to nominate soon, and nominate often!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Joel Pettigrew, joelp@mit.edu.

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Charm School 2015 is… delayed… :(

Hello everyone,

You know what is not charming?

Stop it, weather… stahpppppp.

Yeah, so, if you haven’t heard, MIT is closed tomorrow… Let’s be honest, MASSACHUSETTS IS CANCELLED TOMORROW!!!

So, this throws a wrench in our plans for Charm School 2015.

Today’s session, HOW TO HOST A CHARMING PARTY, is cancelled, and is being moved to be part of our Charm School Finale event on Friday, 1/30, in Lobdell (W20) from 3-5pm.

Tomorrow’s session, DATING ETIQUETTE, is delayed until further notice.  Our presenters have busy schedules this semester, so we are trying to find the perfect time for them to charm you with their knowledge!

So, here’s what Charm School 2015 looks like the rest of the way (full schedule here!):

ETIQUETTE DINNER – Wednesday, 630pm, R&D Commons

*All slots are filled for this event at this time*

BUILDING A CHARMING NETWORK – Thursday, 230pm, 4-149

Join our co-presenters Leah Gallant and Amma Marfo to learn more about building a personal and professional network that will add to your academic and professional experiences and open up all sorts of new opportunities to you!  This session will look at both the introvert and extrovert experience in networking.  Students and staff invited!

CHARM SCHOOL FINALE! – Friday, 3-5pm, Lobdell Dining Hall (W20)

GET YOUR CHARM ON YA’LL!!!!!

Featuring tons of snacks, fashion how-tos for all, sessions on how to tie a bow-tie and more, this event is going to be a blast!  Come by and say hi, stop in for a few minutes and nom on desserts, or stay the whole two hours and get CHARMED, there will seriously be something for everyone here!

The HOW TO HOST A CHARMING PARTY will now be a station at the Charm School Finale, so come and get your fancy party hats on ya’ll!

We can’t wait to see you all later this week, and please please please be safe tomorrow during the storm!

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MIT’s Asian Dance Team presents “Rebirth”!

The MIT Asian Dance Team will be having our Fall 2014 showcase, Rebirth (羽扇金銮), on Thursday, December 11th and Friday, December 12th! The showtimes are as follows:

  • Thursday, December 11th, 4-6pm
  • Thursday, December 11th, 7:30-9:30pm
  • Friday, December 12th, 4-6pm
All 3 shows will be held in Kresge Little Theater. Since KLT is a smaller venue and likely to sell out, please make sure you arrive 15 minutes early or your ticket may be resold.

Come see us perform spectacular Han, Yi, Chaoxian (Korean), and Tibetan ethnic pieces, classical and contemporary dances, as well as hip-hop pieces by 2NE1, APink, U-Kiss, and BTS! We will also host guest performances from groups including MIT Lion Dance, Syncopasian,  the Ohms, Bhangra, and Mirchi!
Tickets are $5 for MIT affiliates. For general admission, tickets are $7 if bought early and $10 at the door. Admission is free for children under 10 years of age. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations:
  • Monday, Dec 8 — Wednesday, Dec 10: Student Center
  • Thursday Dec. 11 & Friday Dec. 12: At the door
In addition, ticket vouchers may be obtained through EventBrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-asian-dance-team-fall-2014-showcase-rebirth-tickets-14698691181). These vouchers may be presented at the door for early prices.
 

Any questions? Please check out our website (adt.mit.edu) or email us at adt-exec@mit.edu.

 

2014 Rebirth

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Community Catalyst Leadership Program is back y’allllllll!

Hey, you… yeah, you.  No, not you… well, actually, you too.

Have you been thinking to yourself lately, “Shoot, I wish I had the opportunity to have a MIT alumni mentor to help me craft my leadership vision, coach me through my collegiate experience to better prepare me to engage as a student, professional, and citizen at MIT and beyond?”

See, even Benedict was thinking it.

Well, even if you haven’t been thinking that exact thing, if you are a member of the Class of 2017, then the Community Catalyst Leadership Program, or CCLP, is a great leadership and mentorship opportunity you have the opportunity to apply for!

Established in 2007, the Community Catalyst Leadership Program (CCLP) asks participants to engage in a journey of personal leadership development and reflection. Each participant is paired with an MIT alumnus/a in a coaching relationship designed to meet each student’s personal development goals. This program is open to students regardless of prior participation in leadership opportunities at MIT. There are four components of the program: one-on-one coaching, educational sessions, leadership planning, and personal reflection.

Not exactly what we mean by “personal reflection”…

There are a couple opportunities to learn more about the program, including info sessions on November 3rd at 7pm in 3-422 and on November 18th, from 12-1pm in 3-442.

Then, the application deadline is November 21st, 2014 – and remember, you can apply here: https://alum.mit.edu/students/NetworkwithAlumni/cclp 

For those accepted, there is a mandatory Kick-Off Conference on February 8th, 2015… but that’s in a whole other year… so, like, just make sure you apply first!

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LeaderShape at MIT: An IAP Must!

The time has come again to get yourself ready for the experience that is LeaderShape!

An international organization with opportunities and programs on college campuses everywhere, LeaderShape takes the discussion around leadership beyond whether you are President or Secretary, beyond “Do we have the budget to order Pad Thai for 200 people?,” beyond any awards ceremony.  LeaderShape is an experience that will help you discover, put into words, hone, plan for, and get absolutely pumped for your own personal vision of leadership and the positive change you want to bring to the world!

DON’T BE THIS CHILD! Take change into your own hands and create your own vision for leadership that may change the world!

LeaderShape is an intensive 6-day leadership development and community-building program over IAP each year.  Join MIT faculty and staff and 70 of your fellow undergraduates for this incredible experience!

Applications are now open at web.mit.edu/leadershape – so, go, click on the link now and apply… now!

The SAO does not recommend typing DWIGHT in repeatedly on your application to LeaderShape. That isn’t very leader-y.

LeaderShape will be held January 16th-21st, 2015, over IAP and transportation to the retreat location is provided from campus!

The Application Deadline is November 7th, which is like soon, so… like… get on it.  Again, apply here: web.mit.edu/leadershape

Info sessions to prepare attendees will be held on November 17th and Dec 3rd, but more info provided on those to folks who apply by November 7th!

 

We hope to see you at LeaderShape!

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Spooky Good Times at HallowMIT!

SAO’s annual collaborative event with MIT Recreation and MIT Parent’s Association returns this next weekend to offer MIT families a spooky good time!

It’s time for HallowMIT!

hallowmit poster

This free and health-focused event will feature tons of fun activities!  Whether you want to make some arts and crafts, enjoy some free healthy snacks, run wild on an obstacle course, or watch the wonderful Jenny the Juggler perform, this event has everything an MIT family and kid desires!

We encourage coming in costume to add to the spooky fun atmosphere, and we hope MIT staff, faculty, and students will bring their families and younger children or siblings by to have some fun!

 

Halloween Costumes Encouraged!

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